12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

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12 days in Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
1
Ulaanbaatar
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kharkhorin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Dalanzadgad
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

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Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National History Museum and Choijin Lama Temple Museum. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Saddle up on the 11th (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandantegchenling Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Zaisan Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, and don't miss a visit to Genghis Khan Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Ulaanbaatar. June in Ulaanbaatar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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National History Museum ©
National History Museum
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery
Choijin Lama Temple Museum ©
Choijin Lama Temple Museum

1
night
Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the views at Orkhon Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erdene Zuu Monastery and then take an in-depth tour of Kharakhorum Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kharkhorin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dalanzadgad.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orkhon Valley
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Orkhon Valley
Orkhon Valley
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Kharakhorum Museum ©
Kharakhorum Museum

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night
Dalanzadgad

Dalanzadgad ©
A refueling station in the middle of the desert, Dalanzadgad acts as a gateway to the nearby national park.
On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Khongoryn Els, then admire the verdant scenery at Yolyn Am, and then explore the stunning scenery at Khermen Tsav.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dalanzadgad trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kharkhorin to Dalanzadgad in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Dalanzadgad

Nature Parks
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Yolyn Am ©
Yolyn Am
Khongoryn Els ©
Khongoryn Els
Khermen Tsav ©
Khermen Tsav

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